There is also a lack of approved places in West Midlands for travellers to set up during the housing crisis in the UK.
The limited number of approved sites has enhanced the number of visitors in West Midlands staying in unlicensed settings in Brierly Hill, Stourbridge, or Wolverhampton like car parks and playing fields.
According to some government statistics, between 2016 and 2017, there was 17% increase in the number of caravans set up by travellers in West Midlands on unauthorized plots of lands across the country.
On the other hand there was only a 2% rise in socially rented plots in West Midlands between 2010 to 2017.
When it comes to regaining possession of land and evicting travellers in Stourbridge, Wolverhampton, or Brierly Hill, the West Midlands land owners and local authorities can use two options.
The first is Eviction in West Midlands using Common Law.
This law allows landowners in West Midlands the authority to make travellers leave their property in West Midlands, and may even employ the use of force to do so.
This kind of action is generally carried out in West Midlands by the enforcement agent.
Enforcement Agents from Denbigh Franks usually give a notice that allows the travellers 24 hours to leave the West Midlands property.
Assuming the travellers have not vacated the site in Brierly Hill, Wolverhampton, or Stourbridge within the specified period, Denbigh Franks enforcement agents will come back with equipment and possibly the police if need be, to evict any traveller still camping on the land.
The common law eviction in West Midlands can save you from a lot of problems.
The main benefit is the speed at which a traveller is removed from West Midlands.
Normally, the eviction under the common law can be carried out within 24hrs, so there is no time for travellers to cause the damage to the land or property in West Midlands and lessen the chance for fly-tipping.
Another option for both local authorities and landowners in West Midlands is to get the writ of possession.
When obtaining a writ of possession, you must initially get an order of possession for eviction in West Midlands.
The order of possession is filed against "unknown persons" when squatters and travellers in Stourbridge, Wolverhampton, or Brierly Hill are the subject.
Once you are awarded the order for possession in West Midlands, you can transfer it to the High Court, there, the High Court Enforcement Officer (HCEO) of Denbigh Franks has the prerogative to enforce the order.
The largest advantage of utilizing a possessions writ in West Midlands and moving it to the High Court is that the notice will not have to be served, the Denbigh Franks HCEO decides whether to do so depending on the situation.
This is especially important when handling travellers in West Midlands because the lack of notice removes any risk of resistance to removal from the property, as well as damage or theft on the property in West Midlands.
Avoiding the occurrence of these types of situations in the first instance is always better than dealing with eviction in Stourbridge, Brierly Hill, or Wolverhampton and the possible money, time and effort involved, so there are many things local authorities and property owners in West Midlands can do to avoid the occurrence of these situations.
West Midlands landlords may decide to build fences as well as gates on their property and put up a big bollard around the gates and by so doing, you will prevent unauthorised persons from gaining entrance to the property.
In addition, you can dig trenches, build embankments or plant earth buds which can also play an important role in safeguarding your West Midlands land from unauthorised travellers.
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